Yorkshire: Club suspend coach Andrew Gale for tweet he sent in 2010

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In 2016, Andrew Gale was appointed Yorkshire's head coach

Andrew Gale, head coach of Yorkshire, has been suspended in the wake of an investigation into a 2010 tweet.

According to The Jewish News, Gale was the club captain at the time and sent an anti-Semitic tweet to Paul Dews, former head of media at Leeds United.

Gale, 37, was "currently suspended pending an disciplinary hearing" and will "make a further statement after this process has been concluded".

Gale said to Jewish News that he was unaware of the offensive nature and deleted the tweet immediately after being made aware.

Before he was made club captain, he made 156 appearances in the first class. He then decided to become a coach and quit playing at 32.

Martyn Moxon is confirmed by the club as absent from work due to a stress-related illness. He will be provided with all the support he needs.

This is the latest in a series of racist allegations against the club.

On Tuesday, the UK government stated that it was ready to "step in," if the England and Wales Cricket Boards and Yorkshire fail to take "real action" after the Azeem Rafiq scandal.

Rafiq, a former Yorkshire footballer, was the victim of racism harassment and bullying. However, the county denied that it would discipline anyone.

Rafiq described his Yorkshire experiences, which led him to take his own life in September 2020.

Yorkshire published its summary of the report in September 2021, one year after the allegations were made public by the ex-player. It then stated that no discipline would be taken.

The investigation was widely criticised because it found that Rafiq was frequently referred to as a racist in Pakistani language while at the club. It concluded that it was friendly and good-natured banter.

Chairman Roger Hutton quit last Friday. Lord Patel assumed control on Monday. He apologised to Rafiq, and praised his "bravery" in whistleblowing.

Ex-player at the academy, Irfan Amjad, claimed that he was racially abusing a staff member as a 16-year-old. Rana Naved-ul-Hasan also said that he was subject to racial abuses by a staff member, and that he was "systematic taunting" at the club.